Concern’s goal of ending extreme poverty can only be achieved by tackling poverty’s root causes — top among them being poor nutrition, especially among young children and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. We look for innovative, holistic approaches to end chronic malnutrition, which can have long-term impact on a child’s cognitive and physical abilities.
Our work includes improving agricultural techniques by teaching farmers how to grow nutritious, diverse, hardy crops. These crops also open up access to markets, thereby improving income for food in case of crop failures. What’s more, they help to rehabilitate and conserve arable land and other natural resources that are especially vulnerable to natural disasters.
We also educate people about better cooking and child feeding practices, and train community health workers and volunteers to improve the overall health of communities so that they can thrive and move out of poverty.
RUTF and CMAM: A revolution in treating malnutrition
The side effects of childhood malnutrition can have a lifetime effect. But there is hope — and hope in a simple package. Learn about the invention that is saving lives, for peanuts.
A miracle in Mogadishu
Nothing warms the heart like a picture of a smiling child, but when our nutrition team in Somalia met Yasmiin* she had very little to smile about. Then they set to work — and the results were amazing.
Somalia dodged a famine last year — here’s how
Early last year, when Somalia was cited as one of four countries on the brink of famine, it brought on a grim sense of déjà vu. But that didn’t happen in 2017. Here’s why.